|Los Angeles Dodgers|
March 16, 1983 |
Ponca City, Oklahoma
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 10, 2009 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through 2011 season)
|Runs batted in||20|
Rusty Allen Ryal (born March 16, 1983, in Ponca City, Oklahoma) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 14th round of the 2005 MLB Draft, out of Oklahoma State University. He is the son of the former major league player, Mark Ryal.
Ryal attended to Perry High School in Perry, Oklahoma. Ryal played two seasons at Cowley County Community College and was a NJCAA second team All-American in 2003 and a two-time All-Jayhawk selection. He Played for the El Dorado Broncos.
On August 10, 2009 Ryal was called up from the minors after the Diamondbacks demoted center fielder Chris Young to Triple-A Reno. In his first major league at bat, Ryal got a pinch hit single off of Elmer Dessens in the 8th inning against New York Mets. Ryal was 1 for 1 on the night. Ryal hit his first big league home run against Los Angeles Dodgers off Dodgers Randy Wolf.
On July 25, 2012, Ryal was released by the Diamondbacks to make room for the newly acquired Tyler Bortnick. Ryal then signed with the Atlanta Braves on July 27 and was assigned to their AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves.
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